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Part 7 – German Idealism & DD Palmer’s Worldview

December 20, 2023

Continue uncovering the philosophical building blocks leading up to DD Palmer’s Integral worldview in this next segment. Discover how seminal figures like Kant, Hegel, and Schelling grappled with questions of mind, matter, spirit, science and knowledge. Appreciate Kant’s transcendental idealism and its influence on Palmer’s notion of Innate Intelligence. See how German idealism positioned the mind as fundamental to reality. Gain perspective on why Palmer was critical towards the materialism of his time.

Key Takeaways:

  • Grasp Kant’s attempt to bridge empiricism and rationalism through his transcendental idealism
  • Understand Hegel’s Absolute Idealism and the primacy it gives to Mind
  • Recognize Schelling’s efforts to integrate science, art and philosophy into one system
  • Contextualize Palmer’s Integral philosophy as a reconciliation of disjointed domains
  • Bridge philosophy, science and spirituality by applying an Integral framework